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Family Home Evening - Family Scripture Study

Family Home Evening Series: The Power of Family Scripture Study

Scripture: 2 Nephi 4:15 15 And upon these I write the things of my soul, and many of thescriptures which are engraven upon the plates of brass. For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children.

Supplies Needed

-scriptures for each family member
-wordstrips printables (here and here)
-scriptures printable (BofM, Bible, D&C, PofGP)
I started off by reading this quote by President Marion G. Romney...
“I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from the Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly, both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein. The spirit of reverence will increase; mutual respect and consideration for each other will grow. The spirit of contention will depart. Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom. Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of their parents. Righteousness will increase. Faith, hope, and charity—the pure love of Christ—will abound in our homes and lives, bringing in their wake peace, joy, and happiness” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1980, 90; or Ensign, May 1980, 67)."
Discuss what each wordstrip means and how they would make your family feel.
Show the different scriptures and explain what each one contains (example: The Holy Bible and how the old testament talks about the creation of this world and testimonies of the prophets).
We also wrote some of our favorite scripture stories underneath each book.
Make a plan to have Family Scripture Study using these suggestions...
  1. a. 
    Work together to set a time to study the scriptures as a family every day. This is often the hardest part of family scripture study. However, families can seek the guidance of the Spirit as they determine what will work best in their circumstances.
  2. b. 
    Consider establishing a certain amount of time or a specific number of verses, chapters, or pages to read each day.
  3. c. 
    If possible, see that each family member has access to a set of scriptures. Even children who cannot read will benefit from having their own scriptures. Parents could give scriptures to their children at baptisms, birthdays, or other special occasions. Or children could earn money to buy their own scriptures.
  4. d. 
    Take turns reading, helping younger children as needed. After reading a passage, review what has been covered and state it in a way that younger children will understand.
  5. e. 
    Have young children draw pictures of scripture stories. For example, a family could create a mural depicting Lehi’s vision of the tree of life.
  6. f. 
    Memorize favorite verses together.
  7. g. 
    Read scriptures that relate to special occasions such as Easter, Christmas, a baptism, a priesthood ordination, or a temple dedication.
  8. h. 
    Research a particular gospel topic together, using the Topical Guide or the Bible Dictionary.
  9. i. 
    Keep a family notebook for recording questions, goals, or impressions connected with the scripture reading.

Scripture Chase - for older children
Draw picture of favorite scripture story - younger children
Family Home Evening Series: The Power of Family Scripture Study



  1. Thank you for posting this lesson. It's just the motivation I needed to be more consistant with our family scripture study.

    1. You are so welcome! This comment just made my day!

  2. I love this so much. Thank you for posting! We'll be trying this out with our four kids. :)

    1. You're so welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

    2. You're so welcome. Thanks for stopping by!